This week brought an amazing surprise! Signal the Wind was awarded a National Indie Excellence Finalist Medal in the Young Adult category!!! This is the same award Into the Air was given last year and I couldn't be more proud to feature the NIEA Finalist medal on both covers! If you're interested in learning more about the NIEA competition, please keep reading!
The 12th Annual National Indie Excellence® Awards (NIEA) is a prestigious award contest open to recent English language books in print from independent, university, and self-publishers. Recognizing authors and publishers, NIEA is a champion of self-publishers and the small or independent presses that go the extra mile to produce books of excellence in every aspect. Established in 2007, the NIEA competition is judged by experts from all facets of the book industry including publishers, writers, editors, book designers and professional copywriters.
Winners and finalists are determined on a basis of presentation in every facet of the published product. Jurors value a synergy of both form and content as they review entries spanning a wide range of genres; sponsorship awards and monetary prizes are selected from the overall group of Winners and Finalists.
"We are proud to announce this year’s award-winning books as they embody the excellence this award was created to celebrate. We salute you all for such fine work!" - Ellen Reid, Founder NIEA
To view the 12th Annual NIEA Winners and Finalists click here.